The Bunbury Theatre http://wfpl.org en Bunbury Theatre Closes Season with Likable Production of 'Art' http://wfpl.org/post/bunbury-theatre-closes-season-likable-production-art <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Your friend spends an extravagant amount of money on a painting. The painting, for all intents and purposes, looks like a solid white canvas. He insists it's beautiful, you insist it's garbage and he's been swindled by art-world pretense. Who's right?&nbsp;</span></p><p>That's not really the question at the heart of Yasmina&nbsp;Reza's comedy "Art," which instead explores the relationships between Marc, Serge and Yvan, three men who find their friendships tested in the wake of Serge's purchase of a $200,000 all-white (or is it?) painting.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:59:06 +0000 Erin Keane 9556 at http://wfpl.org Bunbury Theatre Closes Season with Likable Production of 'Art' REVIEW | Something's Lost in Shephard's Gentle 'Ages of the Moon' http://wfpl.org/post/review-somethings-lost-shephards-gentle-ages-moon <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">men nearing the twilight of their lives reunite on a Kentucky cabin porch for one evening of drinking, reminiscing and eclipse-watching in Sam Shepard's 2009 play "Ages of the Moon," a dramatic two-hander that probes at the mysteries of aging memory and the fragility of relationships without disturbing too much beneath the surface.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:59:01 +0000 Erin Keane 8552 at http://wfpl.org REVIEW | Something's Lost in Shephard's Gentle 'Ages of the Moon' Actor Comes Out of Retirement to Tackle 'Gentlest' Shepard Play in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/actor-comes-out-retirement-tackle-gentlest-shepard-play-louisville <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Actor Patrick </span>Tovatt<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who directed or appeared in more than forty plays at Actors </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of Louisville during the company's early days, has come out of retirement to appear in a new production of Sam Shepard’s “Ages of the Moon” at Louisville’s </span>Bunbury<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Tovatt is probably best known for his roles on long-running soap operas – he was nominated for a daytime Emmy for his performance as Cal Stricklyn on CBS' "As the World Turns," a role he played for more than ten years. But the last role the former Russellville farmer took on before retiring to Oregon in 2002 was on Broadway, as mathematician Robert in the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Proof.”&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:58:50 +0000 Erin Keane 8486 at http://wfpl.org Actor Comes Out of Retirement to Tackle 'Gentlest' Shepard Play in Louisville REVIEW: The Bunbury's 'Buried Child' Delivers http://wfpl.org/post/review-bunburys-buried-child-delivers <p>A dark secret haunts a rural Illinois farmhouse where a once-proud family molders in disgrace in Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Buried Child.” The play is sometimes described as a dark comedy, and its humor&nbsp;does serve to occasionally diffuse the almost stifling tension that pervades the play. But ultimately, “Buried Child” is a disorienting tragedy about the dissolution of the American family and the legacy of shame that causes one household to unravel and curl violently inward.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 17:34:58 +0000 Erin Keane 685 at http://wfpl.org